Sweet Basmati Rice with Date Syrup and Orange Blossom Water

This recipe is inspired by Muhammar, a rice dish from Bahrain, where it’s also known as “Pearl Diver’s Rice.” Early Bahraini pearl divers discovered eating this aromatic rice fortified with date syrup and butter enabled them to better withstand the physiological demands of free diving at great depths for extended periods of time.1 Although it’sContinue reading “Sweet Basmati Rice with Date Syrup and Orange Blossom Water”

Piadina Romagnola

Since Tifosi won’t be attending F1’s Italian Grand Prix at Imola, we’ll settle for imagining a picnic at the track, with a lunch of Piadina Romagnola and a refreshing bottle of Lambrusco while watching the race from our living room floor instead. (Jump to recipe). Piadina, or Piada is a rustic flatbread with a long historyContinue reading “Piadina Romagnola”

Winter Bean Stew with Sweet Potato & Kale

If mother nature exists, I’m convinced she hordes snow all winter just to dump it all on us in February.  I love the snow, but in New York City, fluffy white powder turns to grey sludge in a matter of hours.  Today’s snow has just turned to freezing rain, so it’s pretty gross out there.   In thisContinue reading “Winter Bean Stew with Sweet Potato & Kale”

Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways

I can’t remember the last time I ate Mulligatawny soup, but I’ve had this craving, like I’ve been craving a lot of nostalgic comfort foods lately.  Maybe it’s anxiety around the pandemic and uncertainty about our collective economic future, but I find myself eating more and more like I did in college, building meals around inexpensiveContinue reading “Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways”

Lentil Mulligatawny with Greens

This recipe is featured in the post Mulligatawny Soup Two Ways, and was originally posted with a typo saying to add turkey to the soup instead of lentils (whoops, sorry). The recipe has been corrected below. Here’s a redub of the lentil-spinach Mulligatawny commonly found at Indian restaurants across southeastern New England. Made with everydayContinue reading “Lentil Mulligatawny with Greens”